10 Under 10
No passport required. Our 10 under $10 program brings you hard-to-find wines at a phenomenal price point. Available March through July.
RED SELECTION #14
50% Cabernet, 20% Zinfandel, 20% Grenache, 10% Sangiovese
Selection 15 is the wine that will make you fall in love with the Central Coast. A wine for all occasions, expect flavors of black currant, sweet balsamic, graphite, blackberry and clove. For the ultimate culinary experience we recommend pairing grilled vegetables, smoked meats, pasta with red sauce and barbecued meats.
WHITE SELECTION #14
75% Sauv Blanc, 20% Grenache Blanc, 5% Albariño
Selection 15 is a stunner from the Central Coast showcasing notes of green apples, passion fruit, peaches, freshly cut grass, citrus zest and green plums. While more than worthy of enjoying on its own we recommend pairing caesar salad, ceviche, guacamole, chevre, tempura shrimp and grilled chicken.
Unique soils, climates and topography, coinciding with our dry farming practices define the character expressed in each Mignanelli Family wine. Proprietor and Winemaker Byron Mignanelli has been making wines with his family since 2010. This Chardonnay is crisp, vivid and bright on the palate, with fruit flavors of lemon and pineapple and a hint of salinity. Try this with pasta with pesto sauce, halibut, lobster or Caesar salad.
Intense aromas of green apple and citrus fruits, Elsa Chardonnay on the palate is very fresh, with a slight sweetness, featuring flavors of tropical fruit and citrus. It is a delicate, medium-volume wine. The Chardonnay grapes come from the company’s own vineyards in the Rama Caída & Las Paredes districts in the region of San Rafael, Mendoza. The perfect pairing is with semi soft cheeses, rich grilled fish, creamy pastas and roasted vegetables.
The grapes come from the Kautz family’s Thornton Ranch property, the closest Lodi AVA to the California Delta. These vineyards benefit the greatest from the daily ocean breezes and Ironstone’s sustainable viticultural practices. Aged in new French oak for six months Ironstone’s Pinot Noir senses aromas of black cherries mixed with cloves, spice and a touch of vanilla, followed by a well-rounded and supple cherry and plum flavor with a bit of earthiness. This Pinot Noir is delicious to serve with dishes like cedar plank salmon, wild mushroom bruschetta, roasted chicken, pork roast, lamb chops, or game birds like duck or pheasant.
David Givaudan aims to create authentic wines that respect the environment which has clay and limestone terroirs. The Cote’ Du Rhone is named “La Bete” after a mythincal Rhone beast “Givaudan” that terrorized the Rhone Valley. This wine has black cherries, violets with hints of black olives and a silky textire with well integrated tannins. This red will pair well with fresh grilled lamb chops, barbeque tri-tip or a beef carpaccio with capers.
A storied past of over 140 years, today Geyser Peak operates as a family-owned and operated business, with its fruit coming from famed winegrowing regions of California and capturing the essence of Sonoma terroir. Geyser Peak’s Cabernet Sauvignon immediately impresses with its deep garnet color and complex nose of dark fruit, black pepper, hints of mocha and slight herbal notes. The palate is mouth-filling and showcases beautiful structure. Pairs well with beef tenderloin, pasta with red sauce, leg of lamb, and grilled Portobello mushrooms.
Xurxo Alba’s winery is situated a mere 50m from the ocean close to where the Umía River spills into the Atlantic. Xurxo’s family has been farming and making wine in the O Salnés sub-region of Rías Baixas for generations but it wasn’t until Xurxo finished his oenological studies that they started bottling and commercializing their own wines in 2006. Citrus aromas of grapefruit stand out on the nose, with notes of lime, minerality with slight saline notes on the palate. The fresh acidity is ideal to accompany fish and shellfish.
The Soave is the most famous white wine from Italy and is grown in the hillsides of East Verona.This gorgeous Soave has bright fresh fruit aromas of pears and apples with floral armoas and mineral complexities. Enjoy this wine with a seafood ceviche, tuna tartare or a fresh offering of seasonal fruit.
Established by the Axelsen Family in 1989, and located in the Colchagua Valley of Chile, Viña La Playa wines are made from 100% Estate Fruit and are both Certified Sustainable and Vegan. This Carménère is an alluring example of the variety known as the “Lost Grape of Bordeaux,” which was rediscovered in Chile two decades ago, with its deep ruby color and notes of ripe black berry, spice, tobacco, and cedar flavors. Enjoy a glass with a wide range of foods including seared sirloin steak, barbeque pork tenderloin, beef bolognese, and pizza to name a few.